Get started with Google Trends

To check popular topics and searches, you can use Google Trends.

Learn about the Google Trends homepage

From the Google Trends homepage, you can:

  • Explore popular searches by location.
  • Learn about current affairs and issues.
  • Examine how Trends data is used worldwide.
  • Access Google Trends tutorials.
  • Sign up for the Daily Trending Newsletter (US Only).


  • You can also change your language settings and switch country locations.
  • From the homepage, you can access the Explore, Trending now, and Year in Search pages.

Understand the Explore page’s features

From the Google Trends “Explore” page, you can:

Explore popular searches with Trending now

The "Trending now" page shows trending searches around the world. You can click on a story to get more context, like the most relevant articles or trending queries. Trending searches include Daily search trends and Realtime search trends as described below:

  • Daily search trends highlight searches that jumped significantly in traffic among all searches over the past 24 hours, and updates hourly. You can use Daily search trends to learn what people are most interested in at any given time, and how the searches rank compared to one another.
  • Realtime search trends highlight searches that jumped significantly in traffic among all recent searches. The Realtime searches are collections of Knowledge Graph topics, Search interest, and Google News articles detected by our algorithms. The Knowledge Graph enables our technology to connect searches with real-world things and places. The algorithm for Realtime search trends groups topics together that are trending at the same time on Google News and Search, and ranks stories based on the relative spike in volume and the absolute volume of searches.
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